Clinicians

Steven D. Cochran, LCSW, BCN, a licensed clinical social worker, is board certified in neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). Mr. Cochran earned a BS in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Houston in 2003, graduating Cum Laude. He earned his Master of Social Work degree from the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston in 2006, with honors. His experience includes an internship at the Children’s Assessment Center where he received extensive training in childhood trauma, PTSD, group therapy, and play therapy working with sexually abused children. Mr. Cochran served as president and CEO of Southwest Health Technology Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, from 2007 to 2015.  SW Health was a leader in school-based neurofeedback interventions, as well as a pioneer in addictions research utilizing neurofeedback.  Mr Cochran is the owner and clinical director of the Neurotherapy Center of Houston, LLC.  The Neurotherapy Center of Houston provides neurofeedback services for people of all ages for a wide range of conditions.  In 2011, Mr. Cochran published an article titled “Corporate Peak Performance” in the journal of Biofeedback (Volume39, Issue 3, pp. 123-126).  He has been a frequent guest lecturer at the UH-GCSW since 2010 and has acted as an instructor for the didactic training course necessary to obtain BCIA certification.

Nirma N. Ali, M.A, LPC, BCN, a licensed professional counselor, is board certified in neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Mrs. Ali graduated from Houston Baptist University attaining a Master of Psychology degree and has been practicing counseling since 2013. Mrs. Ali serves as an adjunct professor for the Houston Community College Systems and has experience in the practice of group therapy and addiction counseling. Mrs. Ali has worked with victims of violence as well as various clinical disorders including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Additionally, Mrs. Ali has specialized training in clinical hypnosis as well as EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) which allows her to diversify treatment planning to meet individual client needs.